Friday, May 27, 2011

We Proudly Announce Our New Daughter

Hannah Robyn Halvorson

After 14 long days of waiting for our PA from China, we are so excited to share her with all of you! Isn't she just precious? She has stolen our hearts and is already a very loved daughter and sister. She has some pretty proud grandparents too! She is the blessing God promised us when we trusted him and began to walk down the path he set before us! We are so thankful for the goodness God has shown to our family.

Our sweet daughter was born on March 11, 2010 in Chengdu, China. She was given the name Shan Ni. She was listed on our agency's individual list as Hanni on May 7th. She name caught my eye and I wondered if Hanni was our Hannah. We had months prior decided we would name our new daughter Hannah Robyn. We even have a pillow that was monogrammed "Hannah." Indeed, Hanni was to be our Hannah! It is so amazing that her Chinese name was so close to the name we had picked for her. God really didn't want us to miss it, did he?

Hannah means God's grace or God's mercy. She is further proof of God's mercy and grace in our lives! Robyn is after Chris' dad and fulfils our tradition of giving our children a middle name after someone we dearly love. Her file refers to her a "Little Nini" so we assume this is what they are calling her now. What a wonderful nickname for our girl!

Here are a few things about her... She loves to listen to music. She is active and restless (will fit in just fine in our busy house). She laughs out loud and loves to be teased. She likes to go outside and enjoys the sun (we have plenty of sun in the great state of Texas). She has a ready smile and likes to play games. She is closest to her caregiver.

Here are a few more pictures of her...

This is the picture from her referral. This was the first picture we ever saw of her.

This picture, the one at the top of the post and the next 2 came in the update we got of her 2 hours after we decided we wanted to adopt her. The update also include the information that she had already had her much needed heart surgery. See her scar on her chest in the picture above?

It was so great to get updated pictures of our little girl. Check out those beautiful eyes!

Look at her sweet cheeks, nose and lips in this one! We are so in love with her!

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5


  1. CRYING!!!! She is beautiful!!!! Congratulations! DTC and PA in one day! So much closer. Praying for a fast LID and LOA! Maybe we will travel together after all!!!


  2. She is ADORABLE! Congratulations! Our little boy is also in Chengdu so it was fun to see your updates on RQ! :) Praying blessings over your journey to your new daughter! She is precious! :)